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Person Explains How You Can Spot A Bad Boss Or Manager By Looking For These 10 Things
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Person Explains How You Can Spot A Bad Boss Or Manager By Looking For These 10 Things

Great leaders in the workplace help their employees become the best versions of themselves: skilled, passionate, and yearning to improve themselves and invest in their jobs. On the flip side, bad bosses and managers can snuff out any passion you have and make you wonder whether the money’s worth feeling anxious and stifled all the time (it’s often not).

Brigette Hyacinth’s post about the 10 worst bad boss behaviors has been going viral on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Imgur, and a lot of people are relating to it—at some point in their careers, plenty of people have had to deal with at least a handful of these. And anyone with a few entries on their CV knows that a manager can make or break your motivation to go the extra mile.

From micromanaging and overworking employees to being unable to give clear direction and constantly competing with their colleagues, and more, these are all the things that anyone in a position of power should avoid like Covid-19.

In order to learn more about good leadership and management, Bored Panda reached out to Eddy Ng, the James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management at Bucknell University. Professor Ng said that a strong leader in the workplace is someone who is moral, principled, and “does the right thing,” instead of someone who dithers or aims to do only those things that make them popular. Read on for the rest of his insights below.

More info: BrigetteHyacinth.com | YouTube

Brigette detailed the behaviors that bosses and managers do that make employees lose their passion and motivation for their jobs

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A.M. Pierre
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would add gaslighting to this list. It doesn't just happen in personal relationships but work ones, too. My boss would claim I did things that I knew with absolute certainty I hadn't done, but after someone repeats it enough times with conviction you can start to doubt your own memories. It's insane.

Viviane
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this is still the situation, try to document as much as possible. Do keep in mind: HR works for management, not for employees.

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Lunar Bicycle
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To keep good employees, you have to one of two things: pay them enough that they feel financially secure, or make them feel valued and respected. If you do both of these things, they’ll happily work for you until they die. I don’t know why these simple things are so rare in the workplace.

Mimi M
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

1) Using employees to spy on and rat out other employees 2) Using bullying and intimidation on employees

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would add gaslighting to this list. It doesn't just happen in personal relationships but work ones, too. My boss would claim I did things that I knew with absolute certainty I hadn't done, but after someone repeats it enough times with conviction you can start to doubt your own memories. It's insane.

Viviane
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this is still the situation, try to document as much as possible. Do keep in mind: HR works for management, not for employees.

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Lunar Bicycle
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To keep good employees, you have to one of two things: pay them enough that they feel financially secure, or make them feel valued and respected. If you do both of these things, they’ll happily work for you until they die. I don’t know why these simple things are so rare in the workplace.

Mimi M
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

1) Using employees to spy on and rat out other employees 2) Using bullying and intimidation on employees

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